For Older Americans, Some Positive Health News

The Covid epidemic has brought a slew of bad news to seniors, ranging from long-term care and hospice staffing shortages to the debilitating affects of loneliness. However, there have been some hopeful breakthroughs as well, the type that might take years to achieve. The outcomes aren’t usually spectacular, but they can help older people live happier and healthier lives.

Retirement benefits can be applied for online, but not survivors’ benefits or Supplemental Security Income. “It causes individuals to live in extreme poverty,” according to an advocacy organization, because they are unable to save for emergencies. If you go over the limit by a $1, you will lose your eligibility for S.S.I., which supports low-income seniors. Social Security offices will reopen; you will need to go to apply for those benefits in person.

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